"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Steven Colbert. The more Catholics praise him ...



The less interested I am in watching.

Everyone seems to be promoting Steven Colbert.  Why?  Because he's Catholic and 'out' about it?  He's the right kind of Catholic?  Because he reads the same books Catholics do?  Of course he hosts everyone's favorite Catholic celebs such as Fr. James Martin, Cardinal Dolan, and he talks openly about Catholic issues, and as I said, he is himself a practicing Catholic - that's cool.  Right?

So what?

Everything is so hyped.



I miss Geoff.




Bonus:  Guess what?  Pope Francis is coming to the United States!  Who knew?

Song for this post here.

8 comments:

  1. I like Steven Colbert. Never watched his show but I might check out the Late Night Show he is supposed to host. I read his interview in GQ and liked some of it while other parts I did not care for like his use of the f-word. That cuss word has always repulsed me. Anyway, call me a prude but my impression of him changed after reading that interview and not for the better in certain respects.

    I am looking forward to Papa's visit. I hope he enjoys himself and rests and just takes it all in since we Americanos are a fickle lot. <3

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    1. I absolutely hate the 'f' word. I hate it that Catholics use it. It is one of the reasons I no longer care for some of the Patheos contributors. It is an obscene word. A priest in Lourdes scolded me in confession and told me it was the devil's favorite word. I've used 'effing' or freaking when angry - but I've even deleted that.

      I hear children in the park across the street use it - little children. It's so offensive.

      Colbert, Carell and Ellen are all on the same page in my opinion - I probably like Ellen the best, then Steve Carell, then Colbert. Just personal taste.

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  2. I thought Jimmy Fallon was the resident Catholic of late night. Now we got Colbert? They might as well just give Pope Francis a late night show (or Pope Benedict since he's not doing anything).

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    1. Kimmel is Catholic. So is Aunt Chippy.

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  3. Fallon gets on my nerves, he is the "Mike Douglas," of late night (this shows how old I am that I watched that show as a kid..) He practically makes out with his celebrity guests...and its like the dork got invited to the cool kids party and he is SO THRILLED, and everything is SOOOO funny. Also, its too frentic for late night..its time to calm down then...but then I hate morning shows where everyone is screaming at the top of their lungs at anything a celebrity says. Okay I really dislike celebrities and the people who love them.

    I used to love Letterman when he fist hit the air..it was new and funny like some friend got his own show (I remember the time he got Terri Garr to take a shower in his office..you could tell it wasnt a skit and it was real and it was just so stupid it was funny. ) Then he got old and meaner and it was too predictable and slick.

    I use the F bomb too much and don't like it, but less its Satan's favorite word then it just makes you look ignorant...like a girl I know who says "friggen," between every word. I really dislike it when a kid is around or an older woman..( I had to correct some college age guys on the train one day where there was a poor old woman sitting behind them and they were blabbing off...I said quietly, to them, "Would you like someone saying that in front of your grandmother...shut up." It was funny, I don't think an older guy every told them what to do...(where the hell did they grow up, thats ALL I heard.)

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    1. We really are alike. LOL!

      I liked Letterman before he got old too. Mike Douglas - yes - that is Fallon. He is so boring - can't believe they gave him that job.

      That was kind of you to correct the guys on the train.

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  4. There have always been vulgarisms - words so offensive they are really a verbal assault. They are really useful on occasions when it is inconvenient to punch some guy out. The problem is that they stray into common usage and eventually turn into an all-purpose adjective, adverb or whatever - at which point you have to get yourselves another offensive word.

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